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Legally, politically, Jonathan cannot contest in 2015 — Prof. Yadudu

Professor Awwal Yadudu was legal adviser to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha. In an interview with Sunday Vanguard, he forecloses President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election in 2015 on political and legal grounds. Yadudu believes the proposed National Conference is a ploy by the Federal Government to divert attention …

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Anti-gay law: Gay Pastor Rowland writes Saturday Vanguard

Just as we are about to go to bed with the production of this edition of Saturday Vanguard, Gay Reverend Jide Macaulay, Founder and Project Director of House Of Rainbow Fellowship wrote to Saturday Vanguard, describing the new anti-gay law as one of the harshest laws in the world, adding …

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Rich Chinese continue to flee China

A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination. The report from Hurun, a wealth research firm that focuses on China, said that one-third of China’s super rich—or those …

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Nun gives birth in Italy, names baby Francis

A Salvadorean nun who said she had no idea she was pregnant gave birth in Italy this week after she felt stomach cramps in her convent and was rushed to hospital, according to the media report in Rome, Italy. The 31-year-old mother and her baby boy, who weighs 3.5 kilogrammes …

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The world’s strangest-looking airplane

The Beluga isn’t serially produced, making each an “artisan” product. The A300-600ST Super Transporter can carry a payload of 47 metric tons (103,616 pounds) over a range of 1,500 nautical miles. Designing the Beluga wasn’t easy. The top section of an Airbus A300-600 was cut off. A wider fuselage section …

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Airbus’ Beluga: Inside the world’s strangest-looking airplane

If you ever find yourself in the French city of Toulouse, you might just see one of the oddest-looking aircraft in the world. Popularly known as the “Beluga,” because of its strong resemblance to the white Arctic whale, the Airbus A300-600ST (ST stands for Super Transporter) is unique not only …

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Affordable Housing: From Dream to Reality

Today, exactly 14 months after His Excellency convened the Housing Retreat in November 2014, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will launch the Nigeria Mortgage Finance Company (NMRC), signalling the beginning of a process that would finally increase opportunities for Nigerians to own their homes at an affordable price. Today’s event will …

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Google tops Fortune’s list of best companies to work for

Make a New Year’s resolution to snag a job you actually want to wake up for? To help you make that life-changing decision (and inspire office envy), Fortune on Thursday released its 17th-annual list of the 100 best companies to work for. This year’s list includes some of the usual …

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‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ Dominate 2014 Oscar Nominations

2014 Oscar Nominations Announced “American Hustle” and “Gravity” stole the show this morning as both blockbuster films were nominated for 10 Oscars with “12 Years a Slave” right behind at nine nominations. The surprise of the day came from “Nebraska,” a film that nabbed six Oscar nods. “Dallas Buyers Club” …

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EU condemns Nigeria’s same-sex ban

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Wednesday condemned Nigeria’s ban on same-sex unions as discriminatory and in contravention of fundamental human rights. “I am concerned about the signing into law in Nigeria of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act,” Ashton said in a statement. “The European Union is opposed …

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PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT VIDEO

Experience | ACCA Qualification | Students | ACCA Global Becoming an ACCA-qualified accountant does not just involve passing your exams and completing an ethics module, you also need to complete practical experience. It helps you to demonstrate to potential employers that you can apply your knowledge in the workplace and …

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Confessions of a Real-Life Bank of America Junior Banker

So how bad is it really for interns and junior bankers at investment banks that are putting limits on work hours? While working until 2 a.m. and on weekends isn’t unusual, many junior bankers accept offers knowing they will gain valuable experience, prestige and “exit opportunities,” says one Bank of …

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At last, Tukur resigns

Embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has resigned. A senior member of the divided National Working Committee of the party, who spoke with our correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday , said President Goodluck Jonathan will inform the meeting of the National Caucus of the party …

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